9.22.2010

Today in Stadium P0rn: 10 Minutes of K.C. Stadium Talk



Here's a little something for the stadium porn addict in you. The Backpost caught up with David Ficklin, OnGoal Vice President of Development and lead honcho in charge of making the Wizards Stadium rise from the Kansas earth and came back with nearly 10 minutes of hot stadium talk from atop the under-construction supporters section.

It's informative stuff and mildly beef-tastic; dude takes a swipe at _______, saying "this is the first authentic American soccer stadium....there's other buildings in this league that are very similar to buildings in other countries that have been brought in here. We started from scratch...it's about taking the best elements from really unique stadiums around the world."

As the place comes together I'm rethinking my previous assessment of it's place in the MLS stadium pecking order. I think once she's up and rocking I think she'll break the tie for third place with Rio Tinto; Rio Tinto is losing points with me lately on an aesthetic front for leaving the stage exposed so much this season. Stage = Do. Not. Want.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you been to all of the SSS? If not, how can you grade them? The Dick is the best.

SF said...

You do realize that now that you have used the phrase "the dick" in a post that has the word "porn" in the title, TOR will now show up in all manner of sexually themed Google searches, don't you?

Anonymous said...

been to the "the Dick" not that great at all

KCB said...

@SF
I bet the Wizards never thought to go after that demographic. MLS is always looking for new fans. :-)

On a serious note, that was the best 10 minutes of my day. Can't wait for this baby to open. C'Mon Wizards!

advancedtribe said...

Third Place?! You haven't seen this puppy up close yet...it's truly unbelievable. Hope you're ready to eat some serious crow come next summer. There are 5 clubs built into this thing, including a beer-hall-like supporter club. Locker rooms are supposed to be absolutely SICK. Roof that actually KEEPS NOISE IN.

GO KC!!

Rory said...

Love the design features! Great job KC.

But I must tout my team. Upon entry to MLS, Portland will have more history packed into their stadium than all other SSS. Dogracing, boxing, ski jumping, Elvis, Pele[!], baseball, football, bands, Rose festivals, soccer matches played at the site 100 years ago!

Anonymous said...

boobies

JL said...

Nothing against KC or anything but are MLS and KC fans still cool with the Wizards monicker? I thought they were going the Dallas Burn direction. Just asking.

brit said...

No doubt Portland's ground will be one of the best. Actual tradition and supporters filling the stands can't be simulated.

That being said, my Dynamo might not be getting too bad of a stadium pretty soon. Probably gonna be a pretty minimalist structure, but it's better than the tacky stages at PHP and Crew Stadium. Its downtown in an area on the rise which has already benefited from the baseball stadium being built ten years ago. There's already a good portion of pubs and bars in the area and lack of zoning laws means we can build more! Ponte la naranja!

szazzy said...

Thanks for the interviews as always Thad - great stuff. I drove by today through the Legends, and there is definitely a wow factor driving by.